Instagramming Ireland – Green Hills, Giant Footsteps, and oh so Much Guinness


Each month on this website I feature a favourite country, city, or region of mine. Alongside this destination of the month comes posts, highlights, and now a quick collection of my Instagram photos from the area. Next up in this social photo sharing series is Instagramming Ireland, a country that I was lucky enough to road trip around not once but twice, leaving me with plenty of amazing photos to share.

My first tour through Ireland took me from Dublin to Derry and Cork to Kerry. On my 8-day road trip around Ireland, I covered a lot. I stopped at a tomb older than the pyramids of Giza in Newgrange, checked out where the Titanic left on its doomed voyage, walked in the footsteps of giants, strolled along the Cliffs of Moher, and made my way around the Ring of Kerry…sort of. All the while sampling Guinness at every stop along the way, including straight from the source.

Yes, it was a busy trip around Ireland where I crammed a lot in…yet it left me wanting more. As noted in previous posts, I hate to backtrack. I would much rather visit somewhere new than exploring a country I have visited further. Ireland, however, I would make an exception. With the help of a ridiculously low airfare ($330 return YVR-DUB…although I missed the flight! More on that later), I did just that. Thanks to a heads-up error fare from YVRDeals, I pounced. I made my return this past month and only added to my love of this great country. Along with that second visit came a great road trip with Auto Europe and plenty more Instagramming Ireland shots.

With that in mind here is a recap of my favourite Instagramming Ireland photos. Scroll on. It’s good craic!

Instagramming Ireland

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Day 114 of #ThisLifeinDrinks - Cheers from #Dublin! Within an hour of landing I have heard 3 U2 songs on the radio, passed 4 couples making out, and consumed 1 amazing Guinness.
I love this place.
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The Giant's Causeway - so far my favorite stop on my Instagram take over of @autoeuropecarrentals. Be sure to follow their account as I make my way south in #Ireland! ...

The Muckross House - #Killarney, #Ireland ...

Standing on the walls of Staigue Fort, a round structure some 2,500 years old. This @autoeuropecarrentals road trip keeps getting more interesting. ...

One last look at the Giant’s Causeway...because mind blown. ...

*NEW* on the blog, all about my time road tripping around Ireland with @autoeuropecarrentals and snapping pictures along the way. From cliffs to giants to ancient tombs, it’s covered. Check out the link in my profile for more info and more images! ...

The Dark Hedges in Northern Ireland, AKA The King’s Road from Game of Thrones, AKA a great detour on this @autoeuropecarrentals Ireland road trip.

The Dark Hedges in Northern Ireland, AKA The King’s Road from Game of Thrones, AKA a great detour on this @autoeuropecarrentals Ireland road trip. ...

Latest on the blog, Ireland and why I can't wait to return. Based on this stroll along the Cliffs of Moher, can you blame me? --> See Link in Profile! <-- ...

First stop on this #EuropeRoadTrip with @autoeuropecarrentals Is the amazingly peculiar Giants Causeway in Northern Ireland. Giant excluded. ...

Detour to Skerries. This small seaside town is home to harbour side restaurants, fully restored windmills, and this Martello tower built to protect the island from Napoleon! ...

Latest on the blog - my incredible stroll along the Cliffs of Moher. This is one of Ireland's most photographed spots for a reason. @cliffsofmoher1


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By far my favourite part of the Guinness Storehouse (besides a fresh pint or two in the Gravity Bar) is the fascinating exhibit on their ad campaigns. You know the iconic ones with circus animals stealing a beer and a panicked zoo keeper trying to recover it. Here you will find life like recreations of these characters and the fascinating stories behind them and other Guinness ad campaigns. So very cool. ...

Day 116 of #ThisLifeinDrinks - Hot Toddies and an Irish jam session. Big thanks to @hobosoundguy for introducing me to this cold killing Irish drink! A couple of these and it's back to the craic! Did I use that right? ...

#Dublin Castle.
Had a great day walking the city with @PatLiddys Tours. Definitely recommend it for a locals insight and for covering a lot of ground.
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The incredibly cool #Newgrange - a tomb just outside Dublin that is older than the pyramids.
Mind. Blown.
This was the 1st stop on my Ireland tour with @autoeuropecarrentals. Find me over on their Instagram account as I take over on this epic #EuropeanRoadTrip!
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All about preparing for that perfect road trip, today on the blog. From safety to song lists, it’s covered. Check out the link in my profile for more info! ☝️ ...

The first time I went to Ireland I asked someone there to set me straight on “The Troubles” between British Loyalists/Protestant’s and the IRA/Catholics. The conversation left me even more confused so on my return to Belfast I decided to take a tour on the subject but once again, I was left scratching my head, especially at the “Peace Walls” still standing and still separating certain neighbours. How is this still a thing? Large walls and gates that lock at night to keep the peace...in 2017. Mind blown. ...

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My time Instagramming Ireland was made possible thanks to a partnership with Auto Europe Car Rentals and Tourism Ireland. As always, the experience, opinions, and Irish adventures were my own.


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